Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story
PAY BACKS ARE HELL

Lillington, NC

#1029179 Nov 23, 2013
Reid, Democrats trigger ‘nuclear’ option; eliminate most filibusters on nominees
By Paul Kane, Published: November 21
Senate Democrats took the dramatic step Thursday of eliminating filibusters for most nominations by presidents, a power play they said was necessary to fix a broken system but one that Republicans said will only rupture it further.
Democrats used a rare parliamentary move to change the rules so that federal judicial nominees and executive-office appointments can advance to confirmation votes by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been the standard for nearly four decades.
The immediate rationale for the move was to allow the confirmation of three picks by President Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit — the most recent examples of what Democrats have long considered unreasonably partisan obstruction by Republicans.
In the long term, the rule change represents a substantial power shift in a chamber that for more than two centuries has prided itself on affording more rights to the minority party than any other legislative body in the world. Now, a president whose party holds the majority in the Senate is virtually assured of having his nominees approved, with far less opportunity for political obstruction.
The main combatants Thursday were the chamber’s two chiefs, Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who have clashed for several years over Republican filibusters of Obama’s agenda and nominees.
Reid said the chamber “must evolve” beyond parliamentary roadblocks.“The American people believe the Senate is broken, and I believe the American people are right,” he said, adding:“It’s time to get the Senate working again.”
McConnell linked the rule change to the methods used to approve Obama’s health-care law solely with Democratic votes. The normally reserved GOP leader paced at his desk during his speech, often turning his back to Democrats to address only his fellow Republicans.
“It’s a sad day in the history of the Senate,” McConnell told reporters, calling the move a Democratic “power grab.”
The clash ended with a vote nearly as partisan as the times — 52 to 48, with all but three Democrats backing the move and every Republican opposing it.
The vote was the culmination of more than 25 years of feuding over nominations, beginning with President Ronald Reagan’s choices for the Supreme Court and including Obama’s picks for obscure federal regulatory agencies. Each side in Thursday’s debate cited its own statistics to state its case.
Democrats said the attempted filibusters of Chuck Hagel during his confirmation hearing to become defense secretary, a first for any nominee to lead the Pentagon — as well as a blockade of picks to head the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — exceeded anything Democrats did when they were in the minority. In addition, Democrats charged that Republicans didn’t even have substantive objections to the D.C. Circuit nominees they filibustered.
After the vote, Obama told reporters at the White House that Republicans had turned nomination fights into a “reckless and relentless tool” to grind the gears of government to a halt and noted that “neither party has been blameless for these tactics.” However, he said,“today’s pattern of obstruction . . . just isn’t normal; it’s not what our founders envisioned.”
Republicans countered that they had confirmed 99 percent of Obama’s judicial selections. McConnell accused Democrats of eyeing the D.C. Circuit in an effort to stack the court, which reviews many cases related to federal laws and regulations, to tilt its balance in a liberal direction.

“The solution to this problem is at the ballot box,” he said.“We look forward to having a great election in 2014.”

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1029180 Nov 23, 2013
JFK Quote: We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share…I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. Special Message to the Congress May 1961
DoItNow

United States

#1029181 Nov 23, 2013
Obama and all his Jew buddies including Bush Family and Clintons should be executed for destroying America . Lets hang the Madoff Brothers today !

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1029182 Nov 23, 2013
There's no way Obomination has our best interests at heart when he's promoting this work.

http://www.livescience.com/41413-momentum-bui...

Him, John Holdren, Eric Holder and the rest of his evil minions would only, ever seek to use the results against the public and turn us all into mindless automatons serving his rotten dreams of bringing the U.S. to its knees.
DoItNow

United States

#1029183 Nov 23, 2013
flack wrote:
JFK Quote: We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share…I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. Special Message to the Congress May 1961
Zionist Jews murdered the Catholic Kennedy Brothers and Mr King to get more control of America . Kennedy wanted to get rid of the Jewish Federal Reserve . KILL THESE JEWS .

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1029184 Nov 23, 2013
Discovery Channel
More than $25 billion was spent on the Apollo program, which would be considered more than $100 billion in today's currency. Most of this sum went toward designing and building the spacecraft, rockets and systems needed to land men on the moon and return them home safely. The rest of the money was spent on astronaut training, ground control systems and other expenses. What a shame!!! Look what we did with the same amount of money we now spend for two years of welfare. Think how much that $100 billion changed your life! We need to make space a priority again!!!!

Judged:

12

12

12

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1029187 Nov 23, 2013
"There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob."
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1029189 Nov 23, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Yawn
How has the law affected you personally, or anyone you know?
It's been affecting everyone (the country) since 2010 when the Democrats pulled its sleazy moves to pass Obamacare.

Employers cut back on hiring, people began spending less, people have had their hours cut and good paying jobs have turned into Obama/Democrat low paying jobs.

Only a few million people have been screwed so far but next year it will be tens of millions, which is why Obama is (again) unilaterally changing the implementation of the law to delay things until after the mid-term election, idiot.
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1029190 Nov 23, 2013
.. Lets put the two parties to the numbers..
Inequality has demonstrated its destructive effects to our democracy through out history. Here and abroad. Here if we take the past 80 years and examine in detail what stimulates inequality distributions, we may define a tool to gage our vote. Identify who contributes to a greater distribution of our laborers productivity. One example is Obamacare. Effectively redistributing health cost with a progressive cost to premium in ratio to “income not health”.
The book,“ Bulls Bears and the Ballot Box. By Bob Deitreick and Lew Goldfarb” inspired the following;
Ever wonder which party is the party to attend to.
Promoting Inequality through the Income Gap, as one example, of many.

A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there are more.
Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Clinton and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.
Now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions..
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali... .


Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1029191 Nov 23, 2013

Inequality numbers census.
Are you curious as to how much the Price For Inequality has cost you with the 2008 economic debacle? Right wing austerity for the 1% is your bill.
Find your category and figure it out. Enjoy your slide to …. Heh, heh I’ll leave that to your imaginations.
Inequality for the median and the impoverished has risen to favor the 1% with 40% gains in income. For the middle and below “Minus”- 6.1%.
Our median household income rose to $52,100 from its previous trough of $50,700 in 2011, remaining $2,400 lower with a 4.4% rate of inflation decline from its 2009 levels. Add the 1.8% Decline during the Great Recession and we get $3,400 below its December 2007 levels. That’s when the economic slump for the median and below began for them.
Largest decline went to the African American and Southerners who did not attend college.
Lower the income level the faster the rate of decline in earnings to Purchase Power as a percentage of real growth of the nations income. Gordon W. Green Jr. and John F. Coder of the Sentier Research that researches household income data stated and I quote; “Groups with low incomes tended to have steeper declines in income,” The preview of the official Census Bureau income statistics will be available in September of 2013. Sentier’s computations was based on the current population survey of 50,000 homes. Both of these sources have supported the conclusion of an increasing of inequality of economic dispersal. Going back years in its role of increasing inequality to favor the 1%.
President Obama at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois recognizes the problem of the increasing inequality within our nation. Stating “Even though our businesses are creating new jobs and have broken record profits, nearly all the income gains of the past 10 years have continued to flow to the top 1 percent. The average C.E.O. has gotten a raise of nearly 40 percent since 2009. The average American earns less than he or she did in 1999.”
Recent graduates with associates or bachelors degrees were no protected from the on slaught of the ever increasing inequality in lost income earnings purchasing powers.
Homes with a High School education experienced a 9.3% decline with $39,300 earnings. Associate graduate homes lost 8.6% to $56,400 and the Bachelor degree homes lost 6.5% to $84,700.
People under the age of 25 fell 9.6% to income earnings to $31,300
Those 25 to 34 lost 4.5%.
Those 35 to 44 lost 5.7%
Those 45 to 54 lost 2.5%
Those 55 to 64 lost 7%
Southern States showed largest declines. Losing 6.2% for earnings to $47,900.
Western States lost 5.2% for earnings to $56,400
Northeast States lost 3.9% for earnings to $56,800.
By adding, the declined lost of earnings to purchase power, to the 1% gains of{40%} and you can estimate how much inequality your particular sector experienced, for just this one last Great Recession. Final tally of the increase to inequality will not be available until at least 2020.
Republicans have mathematically exposed themselves for over 80 years to be responsible for increasing inequality through various austerity polices that they support.
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali...
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1029192 Nov 23, 2013
Pure Socialist Propaganda from a nasty frustrated mooch:
Bernard Forand wrote:
.. Lets put the two parties to the numbers..
Inequality has demonstrated its destructive effects to our democracy through out history. Here and abroad. Here if we take the past 80 years and examine in detail what stimulates inequality distributions, we may define a tool to gage our vote. Identify who contributes to a greater distribution of our laborers productivity. One example is Obamacare. Effectively redistributing health cost with a progressive cost to premium in ratio to “income not health”.
The book,“ Bulls Bears and the Ballot Box. By Bob Deitreick and Lew Goldfarb” inspired the following;
Ever wonder which party is the party to attend to.
Promoting Inequality through the Income Gap, as one example, of many.
A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there are more.
Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Clinton and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.
Now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions..
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali... .
" neweconomy.net " - Baaawwaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!

Get a job, zero.
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1029194 Nov 23, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Pure Socialist Propaganda from a nasty frustrated mooch:
<quoted text>
" neweconomy.net " - Baaawwaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!
Get a job, zero.
My dear child Waxman, is the internationally renown statisticians to be so easily dismissed with your non source juvenile foxy infested opinioned nonsense? You are a fine example of the republicans degrading abilities to decipher facts from emotional derogatory ignorance. A child devoid of experiences. Sheltered by a spoiling parentage. Reduced to non factual and no substance bumper stickers. A child like mind lost in its graffiti on life. Such are the heroes of the republican austerity aristocrats.
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali... .
AND now what does Waxman have in his foxy bumper sticker republican trash bag to offer? Blah, blah…..
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1029195 Nov 23, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
It wasn't a choice. Trust me. My job required a lot of mental focus and accuracy. Which would have been fine had I not been switched to specialties even more demanding four years ago. After 14 years of transcribing and, at my age, my brain began to rebel.
Nothing I could do about it or I would have. Being a perfectionist has its price - stress and getting burned out.
Sorry to disappoint but I already know the feeling.
if you are physically and mentally unable to work full-time at the relatively young age of 62, then perhaps you are correct to enjoy your few remaining years as soon as possible...

my point is simply that those who retire early often grossly underestimate the savings that they need and end up in poverty in a few years, begging for government assistance...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1029196 Nov 23, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
The Magic Negro was inept, is inept and will continue to be inept and yet he was elected. Caroline is also inpept working for an inept President.
So what was your stupid point again?
The choice of Carolyn Kennedy as the first female U.S. envoy to Japan was a brilliant appointment. The people of Japan love her and her arrival in Japan was treated as a royal event....with thousands lining the streets of Tokyo to just catch a glimpse of her.

As someone who graduated in the top ten percent of her class at Columbia Law School Carolyn is certainly far more qualified to serve as an Ambassador than Bush's choice of high school graduate Shirley Temple as a U.S. Ambassador. Now, that was inept.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1029197 Nov 23, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
But may I just share something that popped into my head last night?
As strong as my beliefs are about abortion, they are just as strong about forgiveness as women often struggle emotionally after an abortion.
Something I should have said every time the topic came up.
forgiveness by whom?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1029198 Nov 23, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Pretty hard to do a satisfactory job for your employer when you're watching TV, researching the right wing sites and posting gibberish on topix.
Don't feel too guilty babe, plenty of others here doing the same.
More exciting than solitaire I suppose.
Had been working part-time for a few years before retiring. So still had some time left in the day to keep you up to snuff, clean house and do laundry all at the same time.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1029199 Nov 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
time for armed citizens to carry out their own "sting" operations by posing as helpless victims and blowing away a few of these hoodied muthafuckas....while the cops are busy eating donuts and entrapping people in drug busts...
So you gonna shoot them after they knock you out?? LOL

Or you just gonna shoot them just in case??

You'll have a nice time in prison Nobraina, being gang raped by their peeps.

Funny how you old white Teabag chickenasses react to every urban rumor;

----------

""Police Unsure if Random Attacks Are Rising Threat or Urban Myth
‘Knockout Game’ a Spreading Menace or a Myth""

"Fear swept through Borough Park, Brooklyn, as soon as the news got out: A young man was randomly assaulted by strangers early Friday morning, and the attack was possibly part of the so-called Knockout Game.

Four men were arrested, but on Friday night only one was charged and the others were released.

The attack added to a growing log of reports of such crimes in the Northeast and beyond. Young assailants were randomly picking unlucky targets and trying to knock them out with just one punch.

Yet police officials in several cities where such attacks have been reported said that the “game” amounted to little more than an urban myth, and that the attacks in question might be nothing more than the sort of random assaults that have always occurred.

And in New York City, police officials are struggling to determine whether they should advise the public to take precautions against the Knockout Game — or whether in fact it existed."

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/23/nyregion/kn...

----------

Yet another example of old, scared Teabag muthafuckas making up urban legends to project their insane fear of blacks.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1029200 Nov 23, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Yawn
How has the law affected you personally, or anyone you know?
higher taxes...

now, crawl back in your hole, you child-molesting teacher wannabe...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1029201 Nov 23, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>you mean socialism.
No, capitalism. They sold what the market could bear... without support.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1029202 Nov 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
time for armed citizens to carry out their own "sting" operations by posing as helpless victims and blowing away a few of these hoodied muthafuckas....while the cops are busy eating donuts and entrapping people in drug busts...
You first

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 36 min Rogue Scholar 05 184,969
Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil U... (Dec '10) 54 min Mother Superior 51,360
Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel (Jun '08) 1 hr orange 71,554
Drones and the ISIS wunnerful folks. 2 hr donaldcmyers 8
Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas decl... (Jan '09) 2 hr donaldcmyers 69,123
Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 4 hr donaldcmyers 51,503
Abby 2-28-15 12 hr Mister Tonka 8
Chicago Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 10:40 pm PST

Bleacher Report10:40PM
Bears Final Free-Agency Outlook and Predictions
Bleacher Report 3:57 AM
Colts Final Free-Agency Outlook and Predictions
Bleacher Report 6:21 AM
Shutdown CB Headlines Bears 2015 Free-Agent Big Board
NFL 6:51 AM
Pat McAfee jokingly begins recruiting Ndamukong Suh
Bleacher Report 8:11 AM
Luck Says Goodbye to the Neckbeard